Proverbs 15:19 A lazy person's way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway.
When I read this verse, Romans 12:2 was brought straight to my remembrance...it says Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. I thought about how when we get to lazy to renew our minds each day it is harder to recognize the truth of what God tells us in His word. We get stuck in our decision making. Lost in what the world tells us. What the world tells us is the weeds in our lives, when we renew our minds daily with God's word our path is clear, as clear as a paved road. We know the truth, the right paths to take, we don't get confused and are less likely to make decisions that get us stuck for a while...we get instead to move forward.
I have to admit that this year I have not been as diligent. Things keep getting in my way of me doing my daily Bible reading. How many weeds have I let grow in my path because I didn't take the time. I know, I have experienced God honoring the time in my day when I take time for Him. Today he used this verse to let me know,p that weeds are beginning to grow on my path. He touched my heart when it was easy to pluck those weeds. He warned me that I have been able to walk around them and they didn't hinder my progress too much because I have keep the weeds at bay...but if I was not careful the weeds would begin to choke out my clear path...I wouldn't be able to see the lines in the road if I was not careful to keep my path weeded with God's word, with the daily renewing of my mind, and I could end up odd the clear path that God has set before me.
I love how God can reach down and take our had ever so gently and pull us back where we need to be. I love that He loves me enough to say, "Okay Jeannie let's get you back where you need to be." I love that there is always a "let's" when God tells me I need to do something, because God gives me His grace to make me able. Oh how He loves us so!